If you want to build your own Triton but don't have a laser cutter, vote for the project in the Hurricane Laser Contest. If I win a laser cutter, I will make sets of the wooden parts and sell them online!
Let's get started!
Step 1: Parts list:
- 6 fluorescent lamp/bulb sockets (3 packs of 2). General Electric model BP-FM. Available at Home Depot or Amazon.
- 3 fluorescent bulbs. 48 inches long. Size T8.
- 1 GE electronic ballast for 3 or 4 T8 bulbs. Available at Home Depot or Amazon.
- Gorilla glue (a very small amount)
- 3 standard corner braces. 1.5-inch size. Available at Home Depot or Amazon.
- 1 3-inch PVC pipe. 47 inches long. Use a hack saw to cut to length if necessary.
- 15 feet of 12 gauge solid-core wire (not stranded). Available at Home Depot, but I purchase mine at Ax-Man, a local surplus store.
- 1 pack (5 qty.) of PowerPlug Luminaire Disconnects (fancy wire connectors). Available at Home Depot.
- 7 standard wire connectors. Available at Home Depot.
- 20 flat-head screws. 1/2-inch in length. Something like this: Home Depot.
- 1 wire ring terminal. Available at Home Depot.
- 1 grounded (3-prong) power cord with plug. IT NEEDS TO HAVE A GROUND OR THE LAMP WON'T TURN ON! Amazon.
- 1 lamp foot switch. (Optional, but you'll have to unplug the lamp to turn it off otherwise). Amazon.
Step 2: Wood parts:
A DXF file with the cutting patterns is attached below. It is laid out for a 24" x 48" cutter.